Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Family Medicine

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)



Program Websites


Program Contact

Liz McInnis (liz.mcinnis@schulich.uwo.ca)
Program Coordinator

Department of Family Medicine

Western University
Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine
London, Ontario N6A 5C1

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 80119
f. 519-661-3878

This program will attract family physicians anticipating a research career in family medicine. The main goal of the PhD is to produce family physicians who will be competitive family medicine researchers at the highest levels of grantsmenship internationally.

Times to Completion

  • 9 Terms (3 years) - Full-time
  • 15 Terms (5 years) - Part-time

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time or part-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Admission Requirements

  • B+ average in the undergraduate and master's degree.
  • Completion of an MD degree.
  • Canadian residency program or 5+ years in a Family Medicine practice if an international student.

Additional Requirements

  • Must currently be practicing Family Medicine in country of residence.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • April 1 - Acceptance notification by June 30